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Erlkönig BMW 1 Series: on the market from 2011

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D he public premiere of the compact five-door model at the IAA 2011. The three-door version will come onto the market around a year later.

The new BMW 1 Series is flatter and steeper in the Erlkönig pictures, but the model is completely opposite.

New front and LED headlights for the BMW 1 Series

The new 1 Series, which grows to a length of around 4.30 meters, has a new front including a revised grille and a new design LED Headlights. The roof and window lines remain untouched, as do the typically changing surfaces on the side. The 1 Series also offers iDrive and run-flat tires.

Naturally aspirated engines are a thing of the past

The engine range of the future rear-wheel drive BMW 1 Series is being pepped up a little. Naturally aspirated engines are a thing of the past, and turbo-charging is the trend. The 1.6-liter gasoline engine developed jointly with PSA is used as the basis in the 116i, 118i and 120i. The six-cylinder naturally aspirated engine from the 130i is being replaced in favor of a two-liter turbo with four cylinders with a similar output. The turbo version from the 135i remains, however. In terms of output, the diesel fraction ranges from 153 hp to 204 hp in the 123d.

Combination version for the USA?

It has not yet been confirmed that BMW will also use the 1 Series as a station wagon or shooting brake for the American market. It is also possible that BMW optionally donated the all-wheel drive from the X1 to the 1 Series. Prototypes equipped with measuring equipment indicating all-wheel drive have already been spotted.


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